Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
This graduate certificate qualifies students to teach ESOL to adult learners. This certificate may be of particular interest to students who want to teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL) abroad or teach ESL in the private sector or in non-governmental organizations (e.g., private language institutes, corporate settings, immigrant & refugee centers, etc.). In order to obtain this certificate, students need to take ENGL 670, 671, 672, 675, 677.
Commonwealth of Virginia Endorsement for English as a Second Language (ESL)
Students who already have a teaching license (e.g., licensure to teach in elementary or secondary education) may pursue an added endorsement in ESL. This endorsement requires a minimum of 24 semester hours of course work. Some of these credits can be earned by taking graduate level courses in our program. For more information on the ESL add-on endorsement, contact Nola Nicholson, M.S. Ed.